After praying much to the Lord, and fasting, the Lord had revealed my life and its reasons. Again we come to the wonder and severity of God and his Word. In Matthew 6:14, "If you forgive others their transgressions, your Father in heaven will forgive you...15, But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions." You come to a point in your walk with God that you have a sin you repeat and can't seem to overcome, no matter how much you pray or invoke the name of God. I had that problem. I had a perversity that I just couldn't get rid of. I would do shameful things that could not be mentioned. Maybe the woman caught in the act of adultery felt that way. In Romans 7, the apostle Paul wrestles with his Goliah and has to trust God to deliver him from his body of death. Never being able to do the right thing no matter who you are or how close you think you are to God. One of the things we don't want to know about all-loving God is that he can snare you, me or anyone at any 'old time' or situation. He can snare you in traffic or hang a precious call on your cellphone. Or just about anything. How really little we are with God, humbles me that trouble can come on anybody, at anytime or at any situation. We really don't have any real powerful will-power to do or change anything. Man is worm, the bible tells. People's thoughts are not really in their control. You are of your father the Devil and carry out his wishes, told Jesus the Pharissees. The Devil has access to man's meditations and God has control of the Devil as in Job. Notwidstanding the rebuke to Peter. "Get away from me Satan...!" We don't want to know this but God has total, perfect control, because he created all things that exist, seen or unseen, Hebrews. When Jesus said in the cross," Father, forgive them, they do not know what they do.." Jesus was not trying to be pious but truthful about us and forgiving, because he created everything and everybody. That's the basis for forgivenes, we do not know what we do. And he created everything and everybody for his own glory. To him be glory!. When I confessed my sin of worshiping other gods or anyother sin I commit to the Lord, I truly confess that I truly thought was doing the right thing. I was a helpless poor creature, terribly amiss of what was happening. It was not until I realize how blind I had been that I began to understand from the Lord. And I also learned from all of this that I too have to forgive my fellow subjects because I don't know if I sure they know what they are doing or just as helplessly and vulnerable like when I stumble. Frequently and terribly. I have to forgive like I've been forgiven. Loving others as tenderly as God in Jesus has forgiven me on the cross. May you be blessed. Amen.
[quote]And I also learned from all of this that I too have to forgive my fellow subjects because I don't know if I sure they know what they are doing or just as helplessly and vulnerable like when I stumble. Frequently and terribly. I have to forgive like I've been forgiven. Loving others as tenderly as God in Jesus has forgiven me on the cross.[/quote]
This is beautiful, something we all must remember. Thank you for posting this. Blessings! Andrea
Thank you for your kind comment. When I started writing this triology of blogs about my life I didn't know where it would take me or my readers. The day I posted the last, it rained and poured in my town. I just felt the perhaps the Lord was pleased with what I said. Well that is my prayer. Amen